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Old 07-08-2015, 06:56 AM
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Vinyl rap or paint chrome window trim black?

Looking to get rid of the chrome window surrounds to Match the blacked out look on my 2015 GC altitude.
Two questions what are the pros and cons of each...
Leaning towards viynl wrapping them. Do you know if they need to be removed or do you just apply the wrap with them still on the jeep?

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Old 07-08-2015, 08:01 AM
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Re: Vinyl rap or paint chrome window trim black?

I wouldn't paint it, it won't last very long. Some people plasti-dip it and have reported good things. Personally getting mine wrapped next Tuesday. It's more expensive to have it done, but should hold up pretty darn long. Also comes with a 5 year guarantee from the local dealership. If you DIY, the sheets are fairly cheap, $50 would get you more than enough to wrap the trim. I Don't trust myself to do it around the trim, so not attempting it.
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Old 07-08-2015, 10:11 AM
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Re: Vinyl rap or paint chrome window trim black?

Yea I don't want to attempt the install of vinyl wrap either. Do you know if they are supposed to remove trim or can do they just apply vinyl with trim on jeep?
Also what price did they quote you?
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Old 07-08-2015, 10:24 AM
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Re: Vinyl rap or paint chrome window trim black?

Hmmmm...."Vinyl rap"...that should have been my hip-hop name in the 70s.
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Re: Vinyl rap or paint chrome window trim black?

I would recommend finding a "dipper" in your area and do plasti-dip.
It is far easier to remove than vinyl if you decide to sell or go back to the stock chrome.
It also holds up as well as vinyl and is easier to repair if damaged (mask and blend the damaged section versus having to replace the entire damaged piece of vinyl).

Obviously, in the end, it comes down to personal preference but plasti-dip is a fantastic product with a well proven track record. Just MHO.
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Re: Vinyl rap or paint chrome window trim black?

1. It can't be removed easier the vinyl. I dont know how you can come to this conclusion.
2. It looks good from 5 ft away but up close it looks like any other rattle can job.

I'll be doing it myself when I have some extra time because I think paying $250 for $50 of vinyl is crazy.
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Re: Vinyl rap or paint chrome window trim black?

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Yea I don't want to attempt the install of vinyl wrap either. Do you know if they are supposed to remove trim or can do they just apply vinyl with trim on jeep?
Also what price did they quote you?
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They quoted me $250 to wrap the vinyl and throw in the lamin-x rear tints. As far as I know, they do not remove the trim, they just go right over it.

I also did not chose pastidip because I suck at using it. Tried a few times and I just can't get it. The option I chose is the most expensive for sure (and by far), but I'm still going for it. I also have the car mostly blacked out and wanted a more permanent change with hopefully little to no maintenance .
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Re: Vinyl rap or paint chrome window trim black?

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1. It can't be removed easier the vinyl. I dont know how you can to this conclusion.
2. It looks good from 5 ft away but up close it looks like any other rattle can job.

I'll be doing it myself when I have some extra time because I think paying $250 for $50 of vinyl is crazy.

You can rub plasti-dip off with your thumb and some pressure. Most vinyl uses a "permanent" adhesive that requires the use of solvents to remove after you have peeled the vinyl off. *That* is where I came to this conclusion.
I have friends in both businesses and the vinyl guy will readily admit that if you want something you never intend to remove, vinyl all the way but if you plan on *ever* taking it off, then go with plasti-dip.

As for it looking like a rattle can job, it all depends on who is applying it. I have seen horrible jobs from so called professionals and have seen jobs so flawless that professional painters can't tell the difference between it and a matte paint job until they physically touch the surface.

DipSet PlastiDipping | Des Moines PlastiDipping
One of my local friends who does it for a living.
How difficult it is to remove:

And without then having to remove adhesive that was left behind.
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Anybody do either plasti-dip or vinyl wrap...? Would love to see any pictures


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Re: Vinyl rap or paint chrome window trim black?

If you Google plastidip removal fail you'll see countless videos that show how not easy it is to remove in many cases.
I guess the same can be said for vinyl depending on the product, application, and time it's be adhered.

Wow ...$50 a wheel to plastidip.
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Re: Vinyl rap or paint chrome window trim black?

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If you Google plastidip removal fail you'll see countless videos that show how not easy it is to remove in many cases.
I guess the same can be said for vinyl depending on the product, application, and time it's be adhered.

Wow ...$50 a wheel to plastidip.
If you Google Plastidip removal fail, you will see that 95% of those posts and videos are from people who did several things wrong.
1. They didn't properly prep. Just like any paint product, you need a clean surface and proper temps for correct adhesion.
2. They sprayed too much per layer or too little.
3. They did it themselves armed with only what they read on the internet.

If you actually read the posts and threads that you are referencing, you will also see that those fails were admitted mistakes as mentioned above.

Never once did I suggest the OP do it himself. I suggested from the offset that he finds a professional to do it because they actually know wtf they are doing in most cases.
Professionals are also insured in the unlikely event there is an issue that causes damage. Just like professional painters, professional vinyl shops, et al.

And yes, $50 to professionally dip a wheel. Still a lot cheaper than buying a new set of wheels that you may not like once they are on your vehicle. Don't like the dip? Peel it off.

Anyway, I am done with this conversation. I offered a suggestion to the OP and he can take it or leave it as he pleases. I don't know what this personal vendetta is you have against me or plasti-dip but I would appreciate it if you turned your negative rhetoric down a little bit.
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